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Kaitlin Solimine
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Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While majoring in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, she was a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let's Go: China (St. Martin's Press). She was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellow in China and the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. An excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Empire of Glass, was the 2012 recipient of the Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program award and published in Guernica Magazine. She writes the 'Saving China' column for The World of Chinese magazine and her essays are forthcoming in anthologies from Earnshaw Books and The Places We've Been. She is a founder and curator at HIPPO Reads.

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Sustainable Luxury Travel: A Manifesto

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 3:57 PM

This is the story of a luxury hotel on an island in the sea. A hotel that has received acclaim in top travel magazines. This hotel's rooms offer some of the world's most breathtaking vistas of pink-orange sunsets and white sand beaches. Nearby waters feature coral reefs in which to...

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Lu Lingzi's America

(3) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 10:20 AM

I can't get Lu Lingzi, the young Chinese student killed during last Monday's Boston Marathon bombing, out of my head. I feel deeply for all the victims, but for some reason it's Lu's face, ethereal and half-smiling, hand poised to eat a strawberry sundae, haunting me.

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My Parents Are NIMBYs: Why You Should Be Too

(17) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 8:55 AM

"Can we talk later? I'm about to speak to my congresswoman," my mother says via phone from New Hampshire, the only state in the nation with an all-woman delegation. "You know what I'll be talking about."

I do know. For years, my parents have lived in a condo directly across...

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Elegy for a Lost Beijing

(4) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 6:45 PM

I fell in love with Beijing when I was sixteen. It was the mid-'90s. Michael Jackson was still the pop star du jour; McDonald's was an upscale experience replete with clean tables and even cleaner toilets. Internet service and cell phones were nearly non-existent.

Those days, you understood the city...

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